Another Counseling Session

This time it will be with my mom. My parents are going to be here Thursday and we both have some home improvement projects we'd like to tackle. Friday, I will help her paint a bedroom at their house here in town, and Saturday I hope that we can work on some stuff in my bathroom. I really just want to get the vanity painted, and a new mirrror and light fixture!!! Since Hubby will be gone, I think I'll enlist my dad to help with the lights! I might just have to leave the room because we are so much alike, its hard for us to work on projects together for long periods of time!!! I think that is why it is easier for my mom and me to work together.

I hope to take some before pictures tonight and then hopefully by early next week I'll have some afters!

Hubby is probably glad he's going to miss this. Sometimes I suggest ideas and he's not too keen on them, but once I do it, he likes it. I guess he doesn't have much of a choice considering I'm not going to "un" do it!!!

Planning Ahead

I'm a planner. That is not a secret. I drive a lot of my friends crazy with this trait, but I just like to know what's going to happen and when. I think secretly some of them like it because its one less thing they have to worry about. I'll just do it.

So, since Hubby works midnight shift, we do alot of scheduling and communicating via E-mail. He isn't the best at keeping a calendar, so I have to remind him of days he needs off for events and trips. It works for us. This morning, I had an e-mail concerning August dates. I know you think that August is soooooo far away, but notsomuch. I started jotting down his abnormal work schedule and it was then that I noticed some problems. THIS is why you plan ahead. I've said before I have a few trips scheduled to the beach and those weekend, Hubby was supposed to be on Daddy Duty with Little Hauss - notsomuch!!!!

My in-laws are great and very rarely turn us down when we need help with Little Hauss, but I hate to infridge on them anymore than necessary! Those particular trips were planned (after discussion with Hubby) to ensure that he could be with Little Hauss. NOW, both are in a mess. We (meaning me)need to make arrangements for childcare (I'm not sure Hubby even has the babysitter's numbers in his phone).

So, I called Hubby and informed him that I replied to his email along with every single event/trip that has been scheduled from TODAY through SEPTEMBER!!! I also asked if we could actually sit down tonight and discuss all of the dates in person so we both were on the same page and to address any problems or conerns! Maybe just maybe, between my desk calendar, my planner, the wall calendar in our kitchen, and that e-mail, we won't have any major surprises! (And, yes, I do need ALL of those)